The first book in the new Sustainable Asphalt Pavements: A Practical Guide, Sustainable Asphalt Pavements, is now available. The second book in the series, Sustainable Asphalt & Tarmac Design, covers topics critical to designing asphalt pavements. This second volume of the popular asphalt maintenance guide series covers an advanced approach to asphalt pavement design and installation, complete with illustrations and photos to help architects, contractors, and engineers explain the concepts behind asphalt. This second volume of the popular asphalt maintenance series includes more than sixty pages of full-color, easy-to-read text and nearly fifty clear-cut illustrations. This second volume of the popular Asphalt Sustainability series discusses a variety of asphalt maintenance and design topics, as well as more advanced topics on pavement maintenance.
Why Sustainable Asphalt Tarmac?
Asphalt tarmac pavement maintenance can be costly, particularly if neglected during busy periods. Water quality certification helps contractors and other customers alike understand that sustainable asphalt pavements are constructed with water-based products and materials. In fact, a water quality certificate is frequently issued upon development of any pavement project, to guarantee that the public has access to a healthy water supply. Water quality certification also ensures that asphalt pavements are resistant to both acid and alkali damage.
According to environmental advocates, sustainable practices are essential to reducing global warming. Improved sustainability practices can also enhance a community’s resale value and maintain its standing as a desirable place to live. These practices include energy efficient heating and cooling systems, recycling of municipal solid waste, and proper Landscaping, all of which contribute to a greener environment. In addition, sustainable practices help prevent soil erosion and reduce runoff and improve air quality.
Unfortunately, many drivers are reluctant to adhere to environmentally responsible decisions when they are concerned with cost or appearance. Unfortunately, many drivers do not have easy access to a sustainable pavement design or the required training to implement sustainable practices. Fortunately, a number of paving companies offer a comprehensive slate of services designed to help customers manage their parking lots and streets in a sustainable manner. These services include proper installation of a perpetual pavement, curb appeal enhancements, and a wide variety of landscaping options. Additionally, these companies may also provide periodic maintenance, such as regular grading or resurfacing, throughout the life of a property.
Features of Sustainable Road Surfaces
Perpetual Pavement: A perpetual pavement is designed to last for decades, with minimal impact on surrounding environments. This type of pavement is made from recycled materials and requires little energy or maintenance to sustain its integrity over the years. The most durable and cost-effective option for high-traffic commercial and residential zones alike, perpetual pavements minimize impact on natural resources. Installing porous pavement material, such as concrete, will decrease the amount of water runoff and promote healthy natural drainage, while preventing surface water from collecting on the surface.
Storm Water Control: Preventing runoff from storm water runoff to the oceans, lakes and rivers is essential to environmental sustainability. Storm water runoff contains harmful chemicals and debris that can damage ecosystems, poison water supplies and poison people. By implementing proper storm water management, a business can reduce its impact on natural resources and prevent detrimental conditions such as drought and flooding. Some paving companies offer specialized landscape engineering services that include water control strategies and environmental sustainability.